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The Beverly Hills Hotel Is Ho-ho-ho-ping You're Ready To Shop For The Holiday Season

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October 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | ()

Thinking of starting your holiday shopping? Yeah, we’re not either but, luckily, the good folks at the Dorchester Collection’s Beverly Hills Hotel have our backs.

The hotel is launching an exclusive jewelry line by Anndra Neen (Phoebe and Annette Stephens are the sisters behind the label), winner of the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, for the gift-buying season. Available the first week of November and only through December, you can pick up a piece of the collection at The Beverly Hills Hotel's gift shop. That's it. There's nowhere else. Pieces from Anndra Neen have accessorized Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie and Anna Paquin so you'll be in fine company.

The first piece to launch is a distinctive bracelet inspired by the hotel's iconic design elements, from distinctive shades of pink and green to the signature banana leaves found on the wallpaper and landscaped gardens across the property. It is created by hand and features Agate stones and alpaca and brass materials. (We wanted to show you the piece but we're told it's still being perfected by the design team.) Additional pieces to debut include a necklace, choker and clutch. To give you an idea of cost, the bracelet will retail for $485. Not horrific at all.

The Dorchester Collection launched the annual Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize in 2010 to discover emerging fashion talent and honor their own fine fashion heritage. For instance, Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris is known for its close relationship with Christian Dior. The Beverly Hills Hotel itself has entertained and inspired the fashion elite through the years. Designers who have drawn inspiration from the “Pink Palace” include Michael Kors, who has used the hotel’s iconic banana leaf motif in past collections and featured a pantsuit inspired by the pool in his 2013 collection.

On October 29, the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize winner will be awarded an endowment of £25,000 (approximately $33,000), mentoring from the judges, plus a two night stay at a Dorchester Collection property (is it too late to enter?). The finalists are Brazilian ready-to-wear womenswear designer, Barbara Casasola; fashion design team Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman who make up women's ready-to-wear designer Fyodor Golan; made-to-measure and ready-to-wear designer Emilia Wickstead; and Chinese-born, London-based luxury line designer, Huishan Zhang.

Rates at The Beverly Hills Hotel at the beginning of December (so that you're in time to buy us that bracelet--hint, hint!) is $425 for a Superior Room.

[Photos: HotelChatter and The Dorchester Collection]

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